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Ice Jams on the Rock River Have Become a Moving Target

Ice Jams on the Rock River Have Become a Moving Target

It is winter in Northern Illinois.  This means cold weather, snow and ice are the order of the day. It also means this is the time of the year when large chunks of ice can be seen building up on the Rock River.  Kevin Lalley of the Lee County Emergency Management says there are ice…

Sauk Fest Helps to Kick Off Spring Semester at the College

Sauk Fest Helps to Kick Off Spring Semester at the College

Wednesday at Sauk Valley Community College it was time for Sauk Fest. As the Spring Semester gets under way it is time for representatives from various student clubs and organizations to do their best to recruit new members.  The groups will also highlight their accomplishments from the fall. At Sauk Fest were also several community…

Kinzinger Deployed on Active Duty

Kinzinger Deployed on Active Duty

Over this past weekend Congressman Adam Kinzinger was called to active duty and went on mission with his Air National Guard Unit.  The Congressman holds the rank of Lt. Colonel.  While on duty he will be staying in the United States. His staff wanted to let residents know his Washington DC and Illinois Offices will…

Local Sports

AP- Illinois High School Boys Basketball Rankings 1/23/2020

AP- Illinois High School Boys Basketball Rankings 1/23/2020

Here are the rankings of Illinois high school boys basketball teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters: Class 4A No. Team W-L Pts Prv 1. Curie (5) 17-1 68 1 2. Collinsville (2) 18-0 63 3 3. Harvey Thornton 19-0 55 4 4. Evanston Township 18-1 50 2 5. Chicago Heights…

AP- Illinois High School Girls Basketball Rankings 1/23/2020

AP- Illinois High School Girls Basketball Rankings 1/23/2020

Here are the rankings of Illinois high school girls basketball teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters: Class 4A No. Team W-L Pts Prv 1. Benet (3) 18-2 54 1 2. Edwardsville 16-1 49 T2 3. Evanston Township (3) 16-2 46 3 4. Maine West 18-3 43 T2 5. Lincoln Way…

Music News

Ousted Recording Academy CEO says she has “evidence” of Grammy nomination rigging

Ousted Recording Academy CEO says she has “evidence” of Grammy nomination rigging

ABC NewsTuesday on ABC’s Good Morning America, ousted Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan told her side of the story in a contentious debate that’s roiled the music industry just days before the Grammy Awards. Dugan claims she was pushed out after exposing alleged sexual harassment, nomination rigging, and what she described as a toxic “boy’s…

Lady Gaga laughs off the leak of her rumored new song “Stupid Love”

Lady Gaga laughs off the leak of her rumored new song “Stupid Love”

ABC/Kelsey McNealIn the era of spoilers and album leaks, it was only a matter of time before Lady Gaga had to deal with a leak of her very own when one of her unreleased songs unexpectedly found its way online. The alleged song, called “Stupid Love,” was leaked Tuesday and fans, obviously, went nuts.  However, it seems…

Madonna forced to cancel another tour stop, her ninth overall

Madonna forced to cancel another tour stop, her ninth overall

PRNewsfoto/Live Nation EntertainmentMadonna’s Madame X tour is hobbling along after the “Vogue” singer had to cancel another concert, her second this week, in Lisbon on Wednesday. The 61-year-old has attributed her past cancellations due to injuries and illnesses.  In a video posted Tuesday, Madonna is seen clutching a cane and limping up a series of stairs.  “In Lisbon…

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